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Caravelle Epicée (2007)
by Frapin

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Caravelle Epicée information

Year of Launch2007
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 90 votes)

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About Caravelle Epicée

Caravelle Epicée is a shared / unisex perfume by Frapin. The scent was launched in 2007

Caravelle Epicée fragrance notes

Reviews of Caravelle Epicée

Melancholy by Edvard Munch (1894)
13th October, 2018
Another fun entry from Frapin, Caravelle Epicee blends the easy duo of tobacco and amber with touches of pepper, coriander, and caraway over a bed of woods to create an effortlessly masculine option. It's easy to wear, serious enough but still relaxing like a comfort scent, and while probably more apt for the cooler weather, is porous enough that it can be enjoyed in warmer weather, as well.

Unfortunately, Caravelle Epicee suffers from the same lack of performance as 1270 (and L'Humaniste, for that matter), another somewhat boozy scent that might be regarded as wonderful if a bit bolder and stronger, but is really only "good" not "great" otherwise.

7 out of 10
13th April, 2018
This is a country craft store in a bottle…wood, faint leather, homemade seasonings and potpourries…if only it would project and last a little bit longer. I do really like this scent, being my first Frapin, and could easily see myself wearing this in any casual situation from fall to spring, or at the office. There is a definite Holiday spice quality here, making it very appealing.! Thumbs up!
04th December, 2015
Genre: Woody Oriental

Epicée indeed. Clove, cinnamon, and what might be star anise dominate Caravelle Epicée from the moment it leaves the bottle. These spices exhibit their sharp, astringent aspects as they hover over a dark rose, patchouli, and wood accord. The basic structure isn’t too far removed from Michel Roudnitska’s Noir Epices for Frederic Malle, but its expression here is more subdued, less gaunt and angular. Where Noir Epices can be forbidding, Caravelle Epicée is merely dry and incisive.

As its rose and spices fade, Caravelle Epicée reveals a dusty sandalwood foundation, which in retrospect helps to account for the air of dry austerity that permeates this fragrance. Caravelle Epicée projects well, but without filling the room, and lasts a solid six hours on my skin. It’s smooth, solid, and well-constructed, so if it’s spice you’re after and scents like Diptyque’s Eau Lente or the aforementioned Noir Epices are too dark and heavy for you, give Caravelle Epicée a try.
11th June, 2014
The opening is a restrained blast of spices, mostly dry and "brownish" like nutmeg, cardamom and pepper, rounded with a sweeter, dustier subtle accord of amber and tobacco, which together with spices create quite a number of odd nuances, somehow leathery, somehow earthy, somehow floral. Overall I honestly find this quite unpleasant, it has a weird, cloying smell of old shoes and dusty closets. Not in "poetic" way (if that may be poetic in any way). And not that exotic too. The drydown gets even worse, the dark woods emerge with their pungent and dry rubberiness, and a discomforting hint of fruity/sticky pimiento makes its way, and it all gets almost sickening. And spices again everywhere, mostly nutmeg, which I honestly can not stand. I guess it's partially me, I mean this is a rare meet-up of some of the notes I dislike the most, but apart from that and trying to keep it objective, I find this scent confused and, well, "smelling bad" - again, not in an "interesting" or creative way, just smelling bad.

4/10
17th May, 2014
Beautifully crafted composition! It is one of the best in the Frapin collection. It is not overly sweet, chemical, nor offensive in any way. It is deep, and enveloping. Not for the light at heart though because although I wouldn't call it dramatic as such I imagine that for many younger men Caravelle Epicée would seem suitable for old eccentrics.
06th October, 2012

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